We weren't able to hold any junior races on Monday and Tuesday due to very high winds. Wednesday turned out to be a perfect day for sailing, so we were able to get in a junior race in the morning (before the poker race that afternoon). All participants were staying for the full week, so racing was resumed on Friday morning (leaving the Thursday free for a cruise to the Pancakes).
The competitors ready their boats for the first race of the series on Wednesday morning. The weather was just perfect.
George and I decided to take out M70050 Bandersnatch to see if we can get some
good photos of the race from on the water.
At the start. M38313 NV tried a risky port tack start, and cut it a bit too fine, forcing M30983 Follow Me to tack to avoid a collision. Maybe we'd better have a clinic on racing rules for the juniors.
We managed to make it to the windward mark in time to watch the action. M38313 NV rounded first, with M30983 Follow Me not far behind. Although M20755 was ahead of M16562 Pooh Stick coming up to the windward mark, they got caught in irons, and M16562 Pooh Stick was able to pass them rounding the mark.
The spinnakers came out for the leg from the Davy mark between the Sisters
Then, after rounding between the Sisters, it was an exhilarating reach for the final leg to the finish line.
It was a close finish, with Vincent Tessaro and Kayley Pugh in M38313 NV crossing the line just ahead of Nick Loffree and Katrina Steel in M30983 Follow Me.
Next came Nicklaus Tessaro and Katie Miller in M16562 Pooh Stick and Mathew Loffree and Natalie Mason sailing M20755.
Racing resumed on Friday morning, and again we had excellent weather. Heather tooks some pictures of the boats crossing the finish line from Charger (our race committee boat).
Vincent Tessaro and Kayley Pugh proudly crossing the finish line in NV.
Nick Loffree and Katrina Steel in Follow Me.
Nicklaus Tessaro and Katie Miller after crossing the finish line in Pooh Stick.
Mathew Loffree and Natalie Mason fly their spinnaker in M20755.
After one race on Wednesday and two races on Friday, the results were
The winners received their medals at Friday's campfire.
Congratulations on some fine sailing from our Junior members.
Thanks to George Steel and Heather Pugh for the photos.
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